With holidays around the corner, the quest to find the perfect gifts is on.  Each year, I try to come up with interesting and useful items that are also eco-conscious.  This year I’m giving green by choosing sustainable goods from local independent businesses and nonprofits.  LocalFirst Chicago offers 10 great reasons to shift some holiday spending to neighbor shops over national chains. Check out this wonderful collection of all-purpose, eco gifts (mostly under $50) to spread some cheer.


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Whatever you end up giving, feel good about your choices and enjoy the spirit of the season!



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Dedicated to my amazing grandmother, Margaret Ruddy, who passed away last month at 102.5 years.  Gram epitomized the art of thoughtful giving and Christmas joy.